Introducing Northwestern Uganda
Most travellers heading into northern Uganda make a beeline for the Murchison Falls National Park, and with good reason. Heading down the Victoria Nile in an open boat with only the croc's and hippo's for company is a thrill. The falls themselves are spectacular; a mighty torrent of water squeezing through a gorge less than ten metres (32ft) wide. The park is also home to many of Uganda's elephants, giraffes and a stunning array of birdlife. Much of the rest of northern Uganda is unfortunately unsafe for travel due to the ongoing activities of the Lord's Resistance Army and anyone wanting to visit this part of the country should be well aware of the dangers before setting off.